**MATH 141 -
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**¥ CORRECTION to 1.2.3! **In the middle of page 1.2.3, -9 (instead of 9)
is not in the domain of *f*.

Notes for Quiz 1A and
Quiz 1B (last revised 1/27/13)

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Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics: (last revised 1/27/13)

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Chapter 1: Functions

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(The following notes will be revised for later semesters. Section and page
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Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

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Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

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Chapter 4: Trigonometry

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Basic Trig IDs (handout in class): **Basic Trig IDs (revised from 5.1 notes: 3/8/18)

**¥ VISUALIZING THE SIX BASIC TRIG FUNCTIONS: **

http://www.kkuniyuk.com/TrigSixParts.pdf
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Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry

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More Trig IDs (handout in class): **Handout.

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Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry

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Chapter 7: Systems of Equations and Inequalities

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Chapter 8: Matrices and Determinants

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Chapter 9: Discrete Math

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Chapter 10: Conics and Polar Coordinates [as time permits] (Ch.10 is mostly
handwritten.)

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Corrections: (0:48-1:07) The double-nappe cone (or simply ÒconeÓ) here should not be thought of
as finite, so there are no ÒbasesÓ and there is no Òbase perimeter.Ó The term ÒdirectrixÓ
is used elsewhere, especially when describing parabolas.

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In previous semesters, the final was cumulative. For
your information, here was the outline provided: Math141OldFinalOutline.pdf

** ¥ Syllabus (Spring 2018): **Syllabus

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*¥ SPRING 2018***:**

#1-A:
HW É Answers É (Ch.0 in my
notes) (9 points) É (revised 1/19/16)

#1-B:
HW É Answers É (Ch.1) (6
points) É (revised 9/3/15)

#2:
HW É Answers É (Chs.2 and
3) (15 points) É (revised 9/16/16)

*¥ OLD ASSIGNMENTS FROM FALL 2017 (MAY BE UPDATED
FOR SPRING 2018):*

#3:
HW É Answers É (Ch.4) (15
points) É (revised 10/27/12)

#4:
HW É Answers É (Chs.5 and
6) (15 points) É (revised 4/1/17 – minor edits)

#5:
HW É Answers É (Chs.7-10)
(25 points). (revised
4/24/16)

PolarGraphPaper
(Ch.10; created using *Mathematica*
with *Microsoft Word*)

*¥ Old Exams and Solutions (Fall 2017)*

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__Disclaimer__: Your exams might look very different from these! Lengths of
exam times may be different.

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If your printer is broken, you can ask me for printed
hard copies in my office hours.

Quiz 1A É Solutions (1 hour and
15 minutes)

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Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B É Solutions (45 minutes)

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Chapter 1: Functions

Midterm #2 É Solutions (50 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 20 minutes for Part 2)

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Chapter 2: Polynomial and Rational Functions

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Chapter 3: Exponential and Logarithmic Functions

Midterm #3 É Solutions (30-40 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 30-40 minutes for Part 2)

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Chapter 4: Trigonometry

Midterm #4 É Solutions (40 minutes
for Part 1; 1 hour and 30 minutes for Part 2)

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Chapter 5: Analytic Trigonometry

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Chapter 6: Additional Topics in Trigonometry

Final É Solutions (2 hours
and 20 minutes). Material covered in later terms may differ.

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Chapter 7: Systems of Equations [and Inequalities]

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Chapter 8: Matrices and Determinants

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Chapter 9: Discrete Math

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Chapter 10: Conics and Polar Coordinates

*¥ Current Exams and Solutions (Spring 2018)*

Quiz 1A É Solutions (1 hour and
15 minutes)

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Chapter 0: Preliminary Topics

Quiz 1B É Solutions (45 minutes)

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Chapter 1: Functions

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